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Arctic-cooling-alpine-11.32622476
7.3 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Alpine 11

The Alpine 11 Rev. 2 is compatible with Intel Socket 775, 1155 a Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Socket 775: Get the Intel Stock Instead

Bernard W., Newegg
27 December 2014
  • Summary: For Socket 775 replacement, unless you need a lot of cooling, get an Intel fan. Costs about the same, and the Intel is so much easier to mount, and takes up way less room.
  • Pros: Cheap price; can handle hot CPU's
  • Cons: What a pain this thing was to install (for me, a Socket 775). Since it's made to fit a few sockets, it won't fit any one well. It requires two mounting rails, and each rail requires 2 sets of insertion pin+holding pins. Then, once that's in place, you can screw the heat sink onto this assembly. The heat sink never would fit snugly onto the mounting hardware, even after bending, pushing, pulling, and screw-driving. This thing's not as quiet as the reviewers say. It mak...
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Overall 10
10

Quiet one

Vadym C., Newegg
23 December 2014
  • Pros: Quiet. It is perhaps oversized for my i5 but I thought that the biger diameter fan has, the slower it has to rotate. It is much more quit than my PSU, which is not loud at all. With case closed I do not think I can hear the fan at all. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Awesome fan

Anonymous, Newegg
7 November 2014
  • Summary: great upgrade from stock cooler for 10 dollars thanks artic!
  • Pros: Quiet droped cpu 30 celcius intel i7 860 easy install
  • Cons: none :D!
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

DAVID D., Newegg
26 September 2014
  • Summary: seems to be hit and miss with this product, pay attention, my cpu was at 200 degrees be fore I was able to shut down.
  • Pros: Looked OK
  • Cons: Didn't spin up until I flick the fan blades, can't depend on that.
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Overall 2
2.0

Arctic Alpine 11 plus

Gary H., Newegg
1 September 2014
  • Summary: Very difficult to determine if CPU contact is made with board in the case. Seemed OK until I started the system and temps shot up to 200c almost immediately.
  • Pros: Nice quiet fan, looks good
  • Cons: Does not contact CPU on MSI G31 motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

Great cheap-o fan

ADIRONDACK O., Newegg
22 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this thinking it would hold me over until I bought a more expensive CPU fan. But this actually does the job. I don't plan on buying another fan. Keeps my i7 below 50C while gaming.
  • Pros: Keeps my CPU below 50C Quiet Cheap
  • Cons: Comes with thermal paste already applied ... I had to take time to clean it off, and almost ruined my motherboard! I placed it on the CPU mount to see if it was going to fit - thankfully I had the cover down!! I set it on the table and noticed the paste mark after I picked it back up. Not worth knocking an egg off, just annoying.
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Overall 10
10

Works well for me

Anonymous, Newegg
7 April 2014
  • Summary: -The lowest settings with my PWM CPU connector ran in the 1600RPM range and was too loud for my HTPC. I moved it to the 3-pin CPU2 connector and cranked it back to around 1100RPM. This made it nice and quiet and keeps my lower wattage G1620 about as cool as at the higher speeds the PWM provided. -Pay attention to the fin alignment in relation to the 1155 latch as show in the installation guide. One review site I visited had done it wrong.
  • Pros: - Much easier installation than I had expected due to some of the more negative reviews. - No memory overhang
  • Cons: -None
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Overall 10
10

Awesome bang for the buck!

Jack K., Newegg
27 February 2014
  • Summary: If you follow the installation instructions, installation is easy. You don't have to remove the fan to install. Cooler and quieter than stock on my i7 3770. I prefer the installation of this fan over Intel's crazy stock method.
  • Pros: You're not going to beat this HSF for the price. If you aren't going to overclock and simply want a fan better than the stock, you should consider this fan.
  • Cons: A little hard to install. It also may not fit all motherboards. It fit my Mini-ITX H77N-wifi just fine. Also, be sure to look at the directions as far as how to install the mounts. It is possible to easily install them incorrectly. If you do, the heatsink won't even touch the processor!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Oversized...

sahily h., Newegg
18 January 2014
  • Pros: Couldn't use
  • Cons: Too large to fit board without interference.
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Overall 2
2.0

difficult to install

David L., Newegg
5 January 2014
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: I tried installing the mounting bracket to my supermicro c2sbx motherboard(Intel LGA775). It has been difficult to push the pins into the motherboard to secure the bracket. I have yet to install it because of this difficulty and I'll be buying a different heatsink now.
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